Gracey Wears: Vintage Bananas

And stripes.  Today I’m wearing both bananas and stripes:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress & striped silk jacket close up Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

The dress is from a local vintage store in Portland, Billy Goat Vintage.  They have an amazing collection of items, but on my first ever visit there I saw this banana print dress and knew it was all over. I had to have it:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

The jacket is also vintage, but from a local thrift store:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears a vintage banana print dress, a striped silk jacket & cage sandals

And the sandals, they are Steve Madden and I chose them specifically to add a modern edge to my all-vintage look.  Head-to-toe vintage is not really my aesthetic; I prefer, instead, to mix modern and vintage in a single outfit.

I did think about belting this dress, but there is so much volume that it doesn’t take well to being belted.  I also like the idea of a full, loose dress in summer.  The jacket reigns in the volume a little, but it still has the looseness I like with an above-the-knee dress.  I’m comfortable in short or tight, but rarely both at once.

It’s a different silhouette than I usually wear (I’m a fit-and-flare girl at heart) but I like it and think the silhouette works with the playful print.

Thanks for reading, All!
Gracey

Get the Look

Banana print dresses on Etsy (here, here & here)

Black & white striped jacket (here, here & here)

Steve Madden sandals

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